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The Business & Community Development Division strives to improve the Kansas economy through the creation and retention of jobs and capital investment, as well as improving the quality of life in our state's communities, particularly in rural areas of Kansas.


The Division’s programs and services are grouped in the following categories:

Business and Community Development Assistance
If you're ready to take your Kansas business to the next level, or you're part of a community looking at a redevelopment or revitalization project, our Business and Community Development Assistance programs can help.

Business and Community Finance and Incentives
The Kansas Department of Commerce offers a diverse portfolio of financial incentives for rural communities and businesses that are looking to locate or expand in Kansas.

Business Recruitment & Relocation
You're looking for a great place to locate your business. A place where you can get the financial and technical resources you need. A place with a skilled workforce, national rankings as a pro-business and competitive state and access to trade corridors that keep you connected with the world. A place with an entrepreneurial spirit and leaders who know business. Well, it's all here in Kansas. Come take a look. We think you'll like what you see!

Export Assistance and Marketing
The Export Assistance and Marketing division provides individualized counseling and expertise to Kansas companies expanding their export markets. Our staff works with you to help assess your company's export readiness, research potential export markets and explain the export process.

Rural Opportunity Zones
There's something special about life in rural Kansas. Something authentic and wholesome. Something that makes it the ideal place to live, work and raise a family.

Additional Entrepreneurial Resources
The links on this page provide information on additional resources available to Kansas companies. Resources included are for SBIR programs, inventors, small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Contact Us

General Commerce (785) 296-3481

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